Bird nail art with red bird, robin, and bluebird water decals placed on a white and blue thermal polish with shimmering ferns stamped on top.

International Bird Day

January 5, 2021 Lisa 2

It’s International Bird Day today, so of course it’s time for some bird nail art! Now I don’t have a bird feeder because I don’t want additional bird poop around my house, but I do love little song birds. Particularly in art. They’re just cute little pops of nature and Read More

Cactus-themed nail art with a tawny brown and holographic dark red polish and gold geometric frames with potted cacti.

Cactus at Red Rock

November 29, 2020 Lisa 2

This nail art design started with a color scheme. I knew I had this lovely brown with Pantone’s Tawny Birch and I wanted to paint something cozy with it. I paired it with this deep red holographic polish and the whole thing felt rather western to me so I went Read More

The Fishery - Hermit Werds - matte black nail art with a golden koi fish and glossy stamping

The Fishery

November 24, 2020 Lisa 2

Today we’re journeying to the past and a fishy mani that I painted clear back in 2019. What a wonderful year (compared to this year). 😜 It kind of blows my mind that people can spend several thousand dollars to purchase one koi fish, but yes, they do. I think Read More

Purple and blue rose-themed nail art with layered stamping roses on a matte blue glitter background.

Winter Rose

November 15, 2020 Lisa 2

It’s funny, I have a lot to say today, but none of it feels like it belongs in the intro. This is a new rose-themed nail art that uses layered stamping, a technique I avoid because it’s extra labor intensive for me. No more! (kinda) Also, photos were taken of Read More

A glow in the dark fire-y thermal red and black nail art with double stamped scorpion and flames and edgy black textured polish accent nails.

Fire-y Sting of the Scorpion (glow in the dark)

November 2, 2020 Lisa 2

While I was busy wrapping things up for Inktober I didn’t get around to finishing my last Halloween nail art and posting it. So here we are now, a tiny bit late for last week’s #pantone2020winterchallenge. Life is messy, but hopefully this glow in the dark mani with scorpions and Read More

Medium green nail art full of windy patterns and a bold winter lion slowly turning into a gentle white lamb.

Lion of March

March 13, 2020 Lisa 4

March was supposed to come in like a lion (winter) and out like a lamb (spring). Instead it came in like a lamb and I gratefully hung my wool coat in the closet and swapped to lighter fare. I’m even shedding my cardigan by mid-day! Maybe that’s why it’s taken Read More

Warm rosy-brown nail art with little chibi Japanese girls in kimonos.

Spring’s Frost

March 12, 2020 Lisa 2

I’m back with a new look for #pantone2020summerchallenge and today’s Pantone color is Rose Brown. It is very aptly named. I decided to stick some little chibi girls in kimonos on top because I have an abundance of far eastern-themed stamping plates that I haven’t used yet. So…yeah…expect to see Read More

Pig Farm & Butterflies of the Sun

Pig Farm vs Butterflies – Two Simple Looks

March 8, 2020 Lisa 2

Probably by smell alone most of us would think to pick the butterflies (even though some of them eat poop!), but this is nail art so maybe you’ll like the pig look more. Then again…pigs are both delicious and make great pets, while butterflies can’t really do either of those Read More

Blue metallic nail art with tribal stamping decals in a light blue.

Tribe of the Bluestone

February 10, 2020 Lisa 2

I do love it when the title of the piece comes from something simple like the prompt that I used to inspire it. In this case, I combined #Pantone2019WinterChallenge’s Bluestone shade with my last unused Nee Jolie stamping plate: NJX-002, a tribal stamping plate. I’m actually still debating just destashing Read More

Soft peachy pink nail art with poppy reverse stamped accent nails.

Peachy Pink Poppies

February 2, 2020 Lisa 2

I’m back tonight with a soft floral look featuring Pantone’s Peachy Pink shade. I was really excited to make a look for such a pretty color and spent way too much time going back and forth through my stamping plate collection. But I finally settled on poppies because alliteration is Read More

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